14 November 2012

Sierra Leone: Stakeholders Engage On National Transformation

The Sierra Leone Conference on Development and Transformation Secretariat over the weekend engaged stakeholders on the need for a total national transformation with regards the people's manifesto after the November 17 elections.

Commissioner of the Human Right Commission of Sierra Leone, Daphne Olu Williams, stated that her commission has the task of defending and seeking the interest of the people.

She noted that everyone has the right of participating in the decision making process but should have in mind the country's interest, adding, "Democracy is an ongoing process and real democracy is enjoyed where everybody has the right to speak on any issue that concern them."

Coordinator of the conference secretariat, Amadu Massally, maintained that their aim is to ensure that the party that will form the central government after Saturday's elections address the concerns of the people as stated in the party's manifesto.

He said they will take up the responsibility of giving report on a monthly basis on what the government is doing as to what they promised the people in their manifesto.

"We have a dynamic and intercreative website which will liaise with ministries, departments and agencies MDAs, civil society, parliament on different projects implemented by the government," he said.

Massally opined that a civil committee has been given the mandate to assist in the implementation of bold changes in public and private sector delivery, mobilize resources in and out of country and provide up to date information to the people.

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